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Drawing, Project for an Alter, 1750–80

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1750–80 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and wash on white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

39.5 x 24.9 cm (15 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.) dims = widest point Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Project for an Alter, 1750–80; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and wash on white laid paper; 39.5 x 24.9 cm (15 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.) dims = widest point Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-1479

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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